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Windows 7 Upgrade Compatibility Matrix ?

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Quick question if you buy Windows 7 Upgrade. Which operating system can you upgrade from ? I believe if you are intalling Windows 7 you can not upgrade from Windows XP. Or it can even get mo… Read More
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
Quick question if you buy Windows 7 Upgrade.

Which operating system can you upgrade from ?

I believe if you are intalling Windows 7 you can not upgrade from Windows XP.

Or it can even get more complicated like if you have Windows Vista Home can you upgrade to Windows 7 Professional or are you only allow to upgrade to Windows 7 Proffesional? or like for like.

Ideally they should tell you which version you need to have.

What if I have Windows 95, 98, Me, etc can I just buy the Upgrade.

I have search the web and could not find an UPGRADE compatibility Matrix?
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Windows 7 is designed as an upgrade for Vista. However you can do a full install if you have an earlier version of Windows. MS advice is to run their upgrade advisor:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx
#2
dont forget if you know a student with an ac.uk email account you can get windows 7 pro upgrade for £30
#3
Basically:

-Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional etc can upgrade to their corresponding 7 editions;
-however, any Vista install can upgrade cleanly to 7 Ultimate;
-XP and before requires a fresh install.

Hope that helps
#4
dregan
Basically:

-Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional etc can upgrade to their corresponding 7 editions;
-however, any Vista install can upgrade cleanly to 7 Ultimate;
-XP and before requires a fresh install.

Hope that helps


There is not a Home Basic in Windows 7 (not in the UK anyway)

There is not a Vista Professional, it is called Vista Business (now called Professional in Windows 7)
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#6
guilbert53
Here is the (complex) upgrade chart Microsoft put out

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/windows-7-chart-upgrading-your-pc-windows-7


Thanks that what I was after :thumbsup:

It looks like for me I have to go for a clean install :-( I have Vista Premiun 64bit and I would like to go for Professional.
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guilbert53
There is not a Home Basic in Windows 7 (not in the UK anyway)

There is not a Vista Professional, it is called Vista Business (now called Professional in Windows 7)
.


Oh of course, I was thinking of XP Pro. Ah well.
#8
I have Vista, but i think its better doing a clean install ?

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